Mike Kelley

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Birthday
27, 1954
Birthplace
Wayne, MI
Death Date
Jan 31, 2012 (57)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
27, 1954
Birthplace
Wayne, MI
Death Date
Jan 31, 2012 (57)

About

Multimedia artist who often worked with found objects, video, drawings, and collage. He collaborated with such artists as Paul McCarthy, Tony Oursler, and John Miller.

Before Fame

He was a member of two Detroit-based bands: Iggy and the Stooges and Destroy All Monsters. Later, he moved to California to study art.

Trivia

His piece, "Deodorized Central Mass with Satellites," sold for $2.7 million in 2007.

Family Life

He grew up in a working class Catholic family in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. His father headed up the maintenance department within the public school system, and his mother was employed by the Ford Motor Company as a cook in the executive dining room.

Associated With

He studied with John Baldessari at the California Institute of the Arts.